6/21/2018

2004 Taylor 414CE-L7 Grand Auditorium Flattop Guitar




This clean, big-sounding Taylor is owned by a customer who had a split guitarsonality problem -- two Taylors with almost the same specs and sound. Eenie-meenie-minie-mo and off you go! Hence why this is now on consignment.

While it doesn't have its original case (it just has an older chip case with it), the guitar itself is entirely original and very clean. There's perhaps just a few tiny scuffs and a tiny ding or two. I couldn't even find them while I was out shooting it. You get the idea.

Work included a neck reset (easy-peasy as it's a Taylor bolt-on design) to get the saddle nice and tall, a minor fret level/dress, and a setup with 54w-12 lights. It plays on-the-dot with 3/32" EA and 1/16" DGBE action at the 12th fret. The neck is straight (and the rod works swell) and it's in good health. The pickup sounds as you'd expect (good, even, natural, and Taylor-practical with an onboard preamp).

Specs are: 25 1/2" scale, 1 3/4" nut width, 1 9/16" string spacing at the nut, 2 3/16" spacing at the bridge, 15 7/8" on the lower bout, 11 1/2" upper bout, and 4 7/16" side depth at the endblock. The body width makes this like a cutaway mini-jumbo shape, though Taylor calls it a "grand auditorium." Woods are: solid spruce top with x-bracing, solid rosewood back and sides, solid mahogany neck with a finger-joint at the headstock




There's a tiny bit of wear on the ebony board, though the frets still have a ton of height after my level/dress job.














No comments: